We need to be prepared to take risks if we are going to effect change.
The Electoral Commission of Queensland has declared Leah Mertens elected to the role of Deputy General Secretary (Member Services).
While COVID-19 resulted in Labour Day celebrations being cancelled last year, planning for the return of our march and family fun day celebrations in Brisbane are well under way for Monday 3 May.
Queensland’s Minister for Skills and Training Di Farmer has visited the QTU’s Brisbane headquarters to meet with TAFE Council.
The first meeting of QTU State Council of 2021 was held in Brisbane on Saturday 6 March.
Almost exactly two years ago, Cresta Richardson was a Union Rep in a school. Here she reflects on the importance of the role.
Leading action on workload is everyone’s business. Pushing back against the continued requests to do more is key for us as professionals.
The message from members is clear – NAPLAN in its current form needs to go. It is the Union’s view that the high stakes nature of the program needs to change. / Kate Ruttiman - Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 126 No 3, 9 April 2021, page no.9
Local consultative committees (LCC) are nothing new. But the conversations we need to be having are around their functionality. You need to ask yourself the question, is my LCC effective?
On 14-15 March, tens of thousands of Australian women took to the streets to March4Justice.
"We always endeavour to create a learning environment which has a buzz of excitement and full student engagement, and where learning styles are considered and students’ voices are heard and valued."
Federal Education Minister Alan Tudge has announced yet another education review, this time into teacher training.
“Every School Every Child”, the next phase in the campaign to ensure that every school receives the resources it needs to give every child the best possible education, has been launched in Canberra.
Queensland is a vast state, and the QTU has members in every school and TAFE college.
Working with school leaders, Union Reps and teachers, the QTU is spotlighting occupational violence as a WHS issue.
The QTU’s State Accommodation Committee (SAC) is a representative group of members and Organisers from regional/remote areas advocating and campaigning to ensure the protection and improvement of teacher housing.
400 Union Representatives, Lead Union Representatives and Principal Union Representatives have attended the 2021 QTU Union Reps Conference at the Royal Exhibition Convention Centre in Brisbane.
An "Every School, Every Child" pull-out with details of how you can support the campaign.
The QTU has long campaigned for additional non-contact time for beginning teachers. Here's how it works.
School leader forums, QTEC courses and school leader involvement in the QTU.
In 2021, the Queensland College of Teachers is celebrating 50 years of a teacher registration authority in Queensland.
National Sorry Day is a day for people to come together and share honestly about the steps that are being taken to heal the trauma associated with the forced removal of children from their families and communities.
Teachers facing criminal allegations may face a charge or criminal conviction, and that puts at risk not only their reputation, liberty and property, but their teacher registration and ability to make a living.
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